Danvers: The Reckoning

Danvers: The Reckoning

Rebecca McNutt / Aug 11, 2020
Danvers The Reckoning From the author of the obscure Canadian novel Mandy and Alecto comes a new kind of novella one that will drive readers positively battyMrs Dawes used to work at the Danvers Mental Hospital for the In
  • Title: Danvers: The Reckoning
  • Author: Rebecca McNutt
  • ISBN: 9781534686915
  • Page: 215
  • Format: Paperback
  • From the author of the obscure Canadian novel Mandy and Alecto comes a new kind of novella, one that will drive readers positively battyMrs Dawes used to work at the Danvers Mental Hospital for the Insane during the 1980 s, and she thought it was all in the past Now, in 1999, she s a workaholic psychiatrist doting on troubled teens, but she s so busy with her career,From the author of the obscure Canadian novel Mandy and Alecto comes a new kind of novella, one that will drive readers positively battyMrs Dawes used to work at the Danvers Mental Hospital for the Insane during the 1980 s, and she thought it was all in the past Now, in 1999, she s a workaholic psychiatrist doting on troubled teens, but she s so busy with her career, that her own teenage son, Rudger, is rebelling and spinning out of control After an incident that flooded the entire floor of his junior high school, he s been suspended, seemingly for good His mother thinks that by traveling to the abandoned mental hospital from her university days in Massachusetts, it ll be a chance to reconnect with Rudger and recover her own lost memories from many years back Of course, the sinister old Victorian pillars and arches have absorbed the horrors of previous eras, from lobotomies to electroshock therapy, and things won t be going as planned After all, some places are better left alone
    Danvers The Reckoning by Rebecca McNutt Danvers The Reckoning tells the story of Mrs Dawes, a prim and proper mother, her rebellious son of just an angry spoilt little brat , Rudger, and a young woman named Jersey who visit an abandoned mental health hospital in the hope that Mrs Dawes will remember about Rudger s father. Danvers the Reckoning McNutt Jun , Clever and artistic metaphors hidden in a narrative littered with the trash of dark histories and the pain of the past, Danvers The Reckoning resonates with the power of love and forgiveness and satisfying touches of modern magical realism. Danvers the Reckoning by Rebecca McNutt, Paperback The Paperback of the Danvers the Reckoning by Rebecca McNutt at Barnes Noble FREE Shipping on or Due to COVID , orders may be delayed Thank you for your patience Book Annex Membership Educators Gift Cards Stores Events Help Auto Suggestions are available once you type at Danvers The Reckoning Download Ebooks Holly Lucy Mrs Dawes used to work at the Danvers Mental Hospital for the Insane during the s, and she thought it was all in the past Now, in , she s a workaholic psychiatrist doting on troubled teens, but she s so busy with her career, that her own teenage son, Rudger, is rebelling and spinning out of control. Customer reviews Danvers the Reckoning Clever and artistic metaphors hidden in a narrative littered with the trash of dark histories and the pain of the past, Danvers The Reckoning resonates with the power of love and forgiveness and satisfying touches of modern magical realism. Book giveaway for Danvers The Reckoning by Rebecca McNutt free copy available Giveaway dates from Oct Oct , Mrs Dawes used to work at the Danvers Mental Hospital for the Insane during the s,
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      • Rebecca McNutt

        Here goes nothing My full name is Rebecca Maye McNutt, only my middle name is largely irrelevant since I hardly use it I was born in 1998 Some Unrelated Facts About Me That Don t Even Have Anything to do With My Writing I m working on university so someday hopefully I can be a media lawyer intellectual property and corporate law are also of interest My favorite book, hands down, is Bartleby the Scrivener by Herman Melville My favorite film, although it s difficult to decide, I would say is The Killing Fields My favourite fictional character is the Blue Haired Lawyer from The Simpsons My favorite actor is Julian Richings and I m a really big fan of all his work and the talent he puts into the Canadian film industry I m asexual I like canned black olives, neo gothic architecture, old factories industrial buildings, vintage photography, those big coffee table photo books, National Film Board of Canada shorts, the province of Nova Scotia, analogue technology I don t have a cellular phone and I think they re totally stupid and pointless and where did VHS tapes and cathode ray tube televisions go I love films and television shows, so much so that I can t list them all I also have quite the extensive list of ones I hate I don t believe in man made climate change and I think that all the measures being taken to prevent it are ridiculous, but if you believe in it, you have every right to I ll agree to disagree The first book I wrote and had published was the fiction novel Smog City , when I was twelve It has since become a series and is available in the anthology Mandy and Alecto I ve written a number of other fictional works, mostly short stories, mostly gothic and supernatural titles I also wrote the novellas Danvers the Reckoning , Bittersweet Symphony and Three Little Ghostly Operatives Bittersweet Symphony is based loosely on the 2003 documentary The Corporation.I live in the wonderful Canadian province of Nova Scotia, Canada I m currently studying Library Information Technology, and I plan to eventually go to law school I don t really do much else, but my hobbies include film photography and super 8 filmmaking yes, film isn t dead after all , reading, watching films, drawing and that s it.Anyhow, I review books constantly so if you want me to review one, or if you want to review one of mine, just send a message

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    1. A creepy YA horror story coming in at under 100 pages perhaps best suited for early teen readers Dr.Belinda Dawes is a successful psychiatrist living in Rochester, New York with her 13 year old son, Rudger Long before she gained so much success, Dr.Dawes had worked at the Danvers State Hospital of Massachusetts but now she seems to have little memory about that part of her life In present day, Rudger is a spoiled bugger and his mother fears he will soon become mommy s little future delinquent So [...]


    2. This novella reads quickly as the reader is drawn into the story Dr Belinda Dawes and her 13 year old son have moved to the town of Danvers, where Dr Dawes had worked as a nurse at Danvers Mental Hospital years ago Mother, son and a young friend take a day trip to visit the now derelict hospital, where memories are waiting for them What the three discover will unearth long sought answers and secrets Both suspenseful and and fanciful, the story is told in a spare style that lures the reader to it [...]


    3. Danvers The Reckoning by Rebecca McNutt is my first exposure to Ms McNutt The story concerns Dr Belinda Dawes a psychiatrist, Dr Belinda Dawes was the kind of woman who had that prim, no nonsense look about her and her 13 year old son named Rudger We join the pair as they are leaving their town due to an incident involving Rudger that had him expelled from his middle school They are heading to the Danvers Asylum where Dr Dawes had once worked so Dr Dawes can put to rest some bad memories.Once in [...]


    4. Those are three strong stars up there for my new favorite by Ms McNutt Creepy and good, this short book relies less on dialog than the earlier ones I ve read even if it s still a large part This is a definite improvement I think the story gets a lot stronger and vivid with the detailed descriptions of surroundings, as well as atmosphere, and I would still classify this YA even though I m certainly not by any means qualified to , even if parts are quite dark The ending is a bit too neat for me [...]



    5. I enjoyed the haunted setting, characters, story, clever use of paranormal and the surprisingly upbeat ending for our hard luck protagonists Rudger and Jersey I also thought the writing improved a lot from the beginning of the story to the end, which was interesting in the span of a novella My favorite quote was delivered by a ghost Well babe, let me give you some advice You don t electrocute revenge You serve it cold And you don t drag my kid into it, ever.


    6. So what is Danvers The Reckoning It s a beautifully hand painted centrifuge of subtlety and skill, a spooky and exciting slip and slide duelling sanity with salvation, the past and the future, hope and horror.With a heinous act so long buried in the memory of a soul striving to be perfect and normal and fine and good, hypocrisy has built a prison of deception around a mother and her son, and, in the vein of a true modern fairytale, Rebecca McNutt introduces one of my favorite characters she s wr [...]


    7. A derelict mental home is an excellent setting for Rebecca McNutt s atmopsheric chiller There s humour, sadness good characterisation throughout The balance between the light dark shades of the story are nicely achieved her depiction of a troubled teenager is very well drawn I hope that one day there may be a return to the Danvers Mental Hospital, as this is an impressive story for such a young author.


    8. It was really great, very well written, as Rebecca McNutt NEVER disappoints It didn t hook me nearly as much as the first two Smog City books have, and I don t think anything can compare to Smog City either Other than that, I really loved the idea, the plot, and everything that happens throughout the book.


    9. Things take a turn for the worst for Mrs Dawes and her edgy teenage son when they agree to spend a night at an abandoned insane asylum A little of Shutter Island and a little of Exhibit A both get thrown in here, but it s still a very original novella.



    10. I thought this would be set in New York as I primarily read NY fiction It was briefly set in Rochester, but mostly Massachusetts This is a good book, probably best suited to young adults, and it sheds some light on the mental health community.


    11. I think this would be appropriate with YA readers, but I still very much liked its charm The romance subplot between Jersey and Rudger was a nice touch, too.


    12. 4.0356489135 starsI really enjoyed this short horror novella I needed something quick and not too taxing for me to read at the moment and this fitted perfectly.Danvers The Reckoning tells the story of Mrs Dawes, a prim and proper mother, her rebellious son of just an angry spoilt little brat , Rudger, and a young woman named Jersey who visit an abandoned mental health hospital in the hope that Mrs Dawes will remember about Rudger s father They end up locked in the hospital, and things get bat [...]


    13. I am going to be brutally honest here because this book deserves an honest review The writing is fantastic, like I said, it s dynamic and makes the reading experience really good The characters are perfect for each respective stereotype, though there are a few inconsistencies here and there However, said inconsistencies may be caused by the length of the book and lack of filler A little filler to pass the time is necessary to help the reader get used to the traits of each character before you ca [...]


    14. Belinda, a psychiatrist, takes her young teenage son to the town of Danvers State to stay in a nuthouse there It turns out to have a colourful past Danvers was too scary, but horror elements aside, it s an undoubtedly impressive novel with a good setting and characters.


    15. Reminds me of reading Goosebumps when I was a little girl I think it would make a superb horror movie, like The Conjuring or something.


    16. One of McNutt s comedic works, but still grounded in the horror and paranormal history that I know and love Great D


    17. A good intro to this teen author s uniquely morbid and macabre writing I would recommend starting with this book before reading her novella Bittersweet Symphony Both are vaguely connected.Get ready for some offbeat huomr too Especially the character Skunky Tom.


    18. This was a strange one, I don t think I ll be getting a goodnight s sleep for days Poor Frank, his story was so sad, but I think the book s ending, unconventional in the realm of horror, was really fitting.


    19. What a spooky story It gave me the shivers I very much hope there will be a sequel at some point, or a movie adaptation.


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